A UNESCO World Heritage site, Cartagena de Indias was established in 1533 as a Spanish colony and later a principle slave trade port. Located on the Caribbean Sea, it is almost always hot and sunny, and the people match the climate with their happy, welcoming personalities. Named one of the most romantic cities in the world, you'd be crazy to not fall in love.
From national sports teams, to pristine beaches and coral reefs, to international film, music and art festivals, there is something for everyone in Cartagena. Filled with more fresh fruits than you could name, more cultural events than you could attend, and more organized and dedicated projects who are interested in volunteers than many other developing countries, Cartagena is the perfect place to explore and to volunteer.